We're still building our trust. But he is learning to trust me. I've only had him a year!
In the saddle, we're working out the kinks. He's starting to trust me more. And I'm letting loose and trusting him enough to canter on my own.
Now just to trust myself and him enough to go without stirrups..
OH!!! Today is a great example!
As you know, horses and clippers don't go well together unless they're very broke to them, they're twitched, drugged.. otherwise 'desensitized.'
Today I managed to not only clip my horse's bridle path, but trim a little on his elbow (terrible rain rot.. working on it!) all by myself. No freak outs. Not tied, not crosstied, not held by another person, not even in a rope halter! Just plain leather
He isn't clipper broke.. he didn't flinch, snort, back, toss, rear..
He stood there, sniffed it, looked at me, put his head down for his bridle path.. and gave me his leg for the elbow. And he stood there and let me do it.
So proud of him :)
"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
Last edited by Skyseternalangel; 01-27-2012 at 11:41 PM.